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Crops see good growth progress, southwest Sask. needs rain

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending June 18

Across the province, seventy-five per cent of the pulse crops and fall and spring cereals are at their normal stages of development, while 70 per cent of the oilseeds are at their normal stages of development for this time of year, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Many areas reported rain showers this week, […] Read more

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Canola crush margins deteriorate

CNS Canada — Canola crush margins have deteriorated over the past few months to hit some of their weakest levels of the past two years. However, domestic processors continue to show good demand despite their declining profit margins. As of Monday, the Canola Board Crush Margin calculated by ICE Futures Canada was about $44 above […] Read more


Senate approves recreational use of marijuana

Toronto | Reuters — Canada’s upper house of Parliament on Tuesday approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the first Group of Seven nation to legalize cannabis. The Senate voted 52-29 in favour of the revised bill from the House of Commons, paving the way for […] Read more

Soup maker Baxters sells Canadian arm

The Canadian business of Scottish soup and condiment maker Baxters Food Group is back in Canadian hands, including private, public and labour-sponsored Quebec investors. Provincial venture capital firm Investissement Quebec and labour-sponsored Fonds de solidarite FTQ and Fondaction announced Tuesday they would each put up $8 million, plus an unspecified amount from investors led by […] Read more